China Large Dragon

13009_2004_1

Municipal Posts, Shanghai, Large Dragons
Printing 37: 3ca. terracotta on laid paper used with a very faint strike of the large belt buckle cancellation type SPL-4 in red; small margins, just cut into top left corner and some splitting of the paper along the internal horizontal frame lines (which were heavily impressed into the paper). A very good example of this rare stamp, only five or six used examples were previously recorded. Photo. Colonel Valentine Burkhardt collection

Sold for HK$95,000
By Spink Auction: 13009 – Fine Stamps and Covers of China and Hong Kong
Lot 2004 on January  13,2013